The French Riviera is a must-see destination during the summer. People come to enjoy the sun, the wonderful beaches and swimming pools of luxury hotels. But why not take advantage of the current mild climate to immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas by visiting the markets and all the other activities? Discover the magical atmosphere offered by the French Riviera cities for Christmas.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat offers to its visitors the charm of an enchanting site in a green oasis. This former fishing village takes you to the heart a Christmas farm from December 22, 2018 to January 5, 2019. Surrounded by animals, discover the arrival of Santa Claus in a warm atmosphere. You can also participate in creative workshops, shows for young people and the nearby carnival.
From November 30, 2018 to January 1, 2019, get back to childhood by visiting the Christmas village of Nice. The garden of Albert 1er hosts the market and its 70 chalets as well as a Ferris wheel and rides for children. You can also skate on the ice rink behind Santa's house or eat candy in the sugar shack.
From December 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019, twinkling lights settle on Menton and Biovès gardens. The garden is transformed for the occasion in a real Santa Claus country with gourmet stalls and various rides. Additionally to a 500 sqm ice rink, the public is welcome in the 30 chalets of the traditional market. On the program: entertainment, carriage rides or small train, magical parades and crèches located in the four corners of the city.
The New Orleans is the theme of the Monaco’s Christmas village from December 7, 2018 to January 8, 2019 which settles on the port - quai Albert 1er. In this enchanted and illuminated universe, you can find 25 chalets, musical parades, gourmet stalls, creative workshops and musical evenings. After a treasure hunt, do not miss the ice show on the open rink.
Once again this year, the city of Saint Tropez has a program full of emotions for Christmas 2018. Activities and tastings will be at the rendez-vous. Do not miss the ice rink of the Place des Lices or the Provencal crèche which welcomes you every day until February 2, 2019.
The Christmas village of Cannes will be present again throughout the month of December offering gastronomic specialties and decorative objects for young and old. On the other hand, several shopping areas of the city are decorated for the holidays to immerse you in the magic of Christmas.